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Mankato Family YMCA’s Penguin Plunge

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

<h1 class="tribe-events-single-event-title">Mankato Family YMCA’s Penguin Plunge</h1>
Mankato Family YMCA, 2021

What: YMCA’s Penguin Plunge 2024
Where: Lake Washington, Westwood Marina in Kasota
When: Saturday, February 10
Time: Noon

For the third year in a row, supporters of the Mankato Family YMCA will be taking a [potentially] icy plunge into Lake Washington. Registration is currently open for teams of two to four who want to help raise funds for the various programs at the Mankato Family YMCA. This year’s plunge will also be the kick-off of the 2024 Strong Community Campaign. The Y’s annual giving campaign is vital to the continued success of the Mankato Family YMCA, supporting general operations, programming, and financial assistance. Teams are asked to raise $500, with a minimum of $250 raised to plunge. Last year the plunge raised just over $15,000. This year’s goal is to reach $17,000. While the winter weather is still debating about visiting Minnesota, the Penguin Plunge event will take place regardless. If there is no ice on Lake Washington, the Y has developed some alternative solutions so that participants will still have something fun to do.

The Penguin Plunge event is open to the public and members of the community are welcome to attend. Check-in will start at 11:30 a.m and the jumping will start at Noon, with the announcement of the 2024 campaign goal. The event will include a silent auction to help raise funds, which also kicks off at 11 a.m. Lunch will also be available by Westwood Marina and will include a soup bar and breadsticks, with proceeds going towards the camp program.
Registration is open until January 31st for those who want to plunge and help raise money.


If you want to give to a specific plunger, make sure to select their name from the Campaigner dropdown. If you are interested in volunteering at the event or if you have a silent auction item you’d like to donate, please reach out to Dustin Slaughter at [email protected]



February 10
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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